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'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

'Baba Yaga' introduces with a virtual reality movie premiere

Last week Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Hudson went to a movie premiere together. They posed for photos and made remarks from a stage while an audience watched quietly. Or, more accurately, their avatars did.
Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

NEW YORK — NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw said Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years.
Dan Levy to make 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut on Feb. 6

Dan Levy to make 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut on Feb. 6

Hopefully Dan Levy inherited his father's sketch comedy chops. The "Schitt's Creek" co-creator is set to host "Saturday Night Live" next month. Levy will make his hosting debut on Feb. 6, joined by singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.
Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021

Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021

NEW YORK — A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some. Not Sarah Arvizo. She considers it her easiest yet.
'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

NEW YORK — If his new movie, “ Our Friend, ” makes audiences cry, Jason Segel can sympathize. He recalls being on an airplane and watching a movie that made him break down so uncontrollably that it got the attention of a woman seated next to him.
Eden Robinson gives First Nations readers first look at final 'Trickster' book

Eden Robinson gives First Nations readers first look at final 'Trickster' book

Eden Robinson is giving readers in B.C. First Nations communities a preview of the final book in her "Trickster" trilogy.
Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

NEW YORK — Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died. He was 83.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “Bridgertons: The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn (Avon) 2. “Blood Heir” by Ilona Andrews (NYLA) 3. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 4. “The Scorpions's Tail” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 5.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “ Neighbours ” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 2. “The Scorpion's Tail” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) 4. “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig (Viking) 5.
With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit last year. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.